Exploring the unexplored Manaslu region by trekking with our expert team is something special experience in the life. Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the major remote, isolated & untouched trekking trail in Nepal by mass tourism. Unlike other popular treks, this less trodden trek has a character to fulfill your thrust of real Himalayan Trekking in Nepal.
Located on the high mid hill region of Nepal, Manaslu Circuit Trek is named after the famous Mt. Manaslu (8167 m.), where the trekking trail go across the foot of Mt. Manaslu. Opened in 1991 for international visitors; everything you find on this trail is quite natural, rugged, isolated & facility are basic.
Though the modern facilities are still basic, food & accommodation facilities are improving slowly. Being as a remote area, nothing can be compared in terms of vista & natural attractions. Stunning views of snow- capped Himalaya, dainty village, the ethnic people, flora & fauna are simply enough to make you surprised. Best known for it’s solidarity and preservation, Manaslu Trekking, without a doubt is Nepal’s best less visited high passes trek to choose among the long list.
The adventure journey to the highland began with a day long Bus/ Jeep drive to Arughat/ Soti Khola of Gorkha district. After crossing number of small rivers, streams, hills, pastures & human settlements along the Soti Khola- Jagat- Deng- Namrung- Lho Gaun- Samagaun- Samdo- Dharmasala- Larkey La Pass (5220 m.)- Tilje- Chamje & joining the trail of Annapurna circuit will take you down to Besisahar in two weeks. Exploring this astounding trail will nothing but fulfill your instinct interest may alive in the corner of heart. Let you plan, we take you there with great comfort…
Arrival in Kathmandu at anytime according to your flight schedule. Upon arrival, you will be greeted & welcome by our representative at arrival exit gate & transfer to Hotel, a briefing will be given on following day program. We do not have any specific activities planned for today. Later check in, refresh & enjoy looking around nearby area on own, O/N hotel in Kathmandu
In the morning our guide will meet you at hotel & deliver the trip briefing, check your trekking gears, necessary stuffs & help to arrange if anything missing. You can interact & ask any information if you have. He will be happy to share his knowledge. Later proceed for guided cultural tour around the historical UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Area-the former Royal palace complex that holds several Temples, Monuments & old Palace with full of traditional arts & cultural marks. Kumari Temple (The living Goddess residence) is major highlight of this area. Next we visit Bouddhanath Stupa– probably the biggest Stupa of its kind in the world. We can find large Tibetan population around the stupa as people consider this as Tibetan Stupa. More than 50 Tibetan Monasteries lies nearby this Stupa & offers wonderful atmosphere around the area. Later we visit Swyambhunath Stupa– is another highly respected Buddhist site in Kathmandu. Located over a ridge in the north- west corner of city, Swayambhunath (Self- existed) Stupa offers breathtaking views of Kathmandu Valley, green hills & mountains in the distance. Widely popular as Monkey Temple among foreigner, a large number of Monkey make their home around the Stupa & surrounding Jungle; O/N hotel in Kathmandu
Today early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Arughat following the same road to Pokhara. We cross the Trishuli Khola on a bridge and drive further to Dhading Beshi passing Muralibhanjyang and Niglpani onwards through Golbhanjyang and Taribeshi or through Gorakha before we arrive at Arughat. We further drive an hour to Soti Khola where we stay overnight at lodge
The trek crosses the bridge and passes onward through the beautiful forest and arrives at Khursane. We then move through the rocky trail and around the Gurung Village of Labubesi. Machhi Khola will be our accommodation tonight at lodge
Today, our trail makes some mirror ups and downs. We then drop to the sandy river bed from Labubesi. We then climb over a side ridge to bring you to Machha Khola village. After crossing Tharo Khola, we reach to Khorlabesi and climb over a small ridge. Eventually, we reach Jagat where we stay overnight at lodge
Today, our trail climbs over the ridge and reaches Dovan. We cross a long suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola and climb some stone stairs us reach to Tharo Bhanjyang. After crossing the river for a while and climbing through small villages, we get to Deng Khola and then to tiny village of Deng. We stay overnight at Pewa at lodge
Today, our trail climbs up to Rana which is a short distance beyond Deng. After passing some houses, our trail climbs high above the river and drops into the Shringi Valley. Our trail makes further ups and down through the forest before reaching Ghap where we stay overnight at lodge
Today, we will scramble steeply up onto a spectacular trail before descending to cross the river. Once we cross the river we will climb through an impressive valley to pass through some small settlements. This is where we’ll encounter Mani stones carved into wayside rocks – a sign that we are entering Tibetan territory; overnight at lodge
Walking through the long Mani stone walls of the village of Lho, with an astounding view of Peak 29 ahead, we will pass a large stone gate. We’ll take a small detour to the Pungen Glacier for up-close views of the stunning Manaslu from this village, overnight at lodge
We climb through a forest of oaks, fir and rhododendrons today while entering closely packed houses of Lihi. Further, our trail leaves the Lihi village and enters another village of Sho (2,960m) where we get some spectacular views of Mount Manaslu North (7,157m) and Naike Peak (5,515m). Walking further will bring us to the settlement of Shrip. We then climb through a trail some time to reach the village of Samagaon where we stay overnight at lodge
We spend the day at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization. Today, we get acquainted with the rich Sherpa culture. We enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures and the Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. On a little hill near the Sama village is an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa), a monastery with great views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu, Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. Later back to Samagoan for overnight stay at Lodge
Our route passes the juniper and birch forests and the stone hut of Kermo Kharka today. Trekking further for some hours, we eventually reach at Samdo where we stay overnight at lodge
Today, we descend on a wide and gentle trail from Samdo. We pass through a stone archway. We climb gently over the huge Larkya Glacier and get to the ridge where there is a viewpoint t the edge of a huge gorge. We reach Dharmasala after trekking for some hours. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse in Dharmasala at lodge
Today, we leave Dharmasala crossing several moraines. We descend past four frozen lakes and reach Larkya La (5155m.) from where we can witness the tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7,126m) and others including Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, Cheo Himal, and Kang Guru. We further descend along the grassy moraine to a small meadow called Bhimtang where we stay overnight, at lodge
Our trail today drops from Bhimtang and crosses a glacier stream. We then descend into a beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron to Hompuk. After descending further, we reach the fenced field of Karache and to the village of Gho. Tilche is nearby, where we spend overnight, at lodge
Today, our trail drops down and passes through several fields, houses, and forests of rhododendron and oak. We descend through a scrub forest and reach Dharapani. Trekking for some time, we eventually reach at Chyamje, where we stay overnight. Chyamje marks the end of our trek, overnight at lodge
Today, early in the morning, we drive down to Besisahar from Chyamje. Further will drive to Kathmandu (approx 7 hrs) arriving by evening. Upon check in, you can rest, relax or enjoy the evening with friends & crew members; O/N at hotel in Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Airport on time for your final departure. Your wonderful adventure holiday has come to the pleasant end, fly home with great memories to cherish through the lifetime…
This is just a template itinerary we offer on our site. However, we are happy to modify the trip according to your interest & choice. Please feel free to write if you wish to shorten, extend or adding more places of interest. We take no time to modify at the best of your interest & comfort.
|Best Season||March, April, May, June, September, October, November|
|Group Size||02- 12|
|Accommodation||Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest House/ Basic Tea- houses|
|Transportation||Car/ Jeep/ Bus|
|Culture||Nepali/ Gurung/ Magar/ Tibetan/ Buddhist|
|Attraction||Culture, Landscape, Remote Village, Hills, Monastery, Falls & Mountains|
|Route||Kathmandu- Arughat- Deng- Namrung- Lho Gaun- Samagaun- Samdo- Dharmasala- Larkey La Pass (5220 m.)- Tilje- Chamje- Kathmandu|
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I have taken Chitwan Wildlife Safari as a family vacation with my two little girls & hubby in early October. The time is perfect to visit this famous National park probably the best animal sighting safari in south Asia. The day we arrive Chitwan is bit late and couldn’t do much. However, our wildlife excursion begins early morning following day as we ride giant Elephant and explore the deep Jungle. My girls are really curious to encounter with Rhinoceros as they always talks about it’s horn (nose) rise above the mouth & bending skins. They wish to see it live.
Luckily, we saw a mother & baby taking sunbath on the bush within 15 minutes ride inside National Park. As we proceed, saw several species of Deer, sloth Bear, Peacock, Mars crocodile, reptiles, birds & many more during our 3 our trip. Later, we have another experience while crossing the Rapti River on a small Canoe where two Crocodile was just a meters away, but they looks calm & relaxed. We ended up the day by observing Tharu Cultural show where they usually perform with sticks & fire. Final day we have Jeep Safari deep into the National park with more animal sights, beautiful Lakes and of course dense forest & exotic plants.
All in all this is perfect family vacation for us. This trip is choice of my bigger girls & hope they enjoy the vacation & learn much about the wildlife & mother nature… Thanks Himalaya Trekking for organizing the fabulous trip to us… Cheers !
I have planned a Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal with some colleague in October. The Himalaya Trekking drive you away from the main path to isolated areas of the Annapurna Himalayas. fabulous landscapes on the walks along the high ridges of Mardi and Fishtail mountain. Walk from lower and rice fields to reach higher alpine hills covered with thick dense forests of tall rhododendrons, oak and magnolia pines and fir lines. We are more than happy to recommend RAM & his team for an incredible panoramic tour of the Annapurna peaks with close views of Mardi and Fishtail Mountain. They are fantastic to fulfill your desire & no words to describe the natural vistas you have in Nepal.
We did the “BEST OF NEPAL” tour with Himalaya Trekking company and had such a wonderful time. Ram’s planning to the whole trip was excellent, making everything seems easy. He was very patient handling all the changes I had made in dates, hotels, etc. His guides were very informative and decent and his driver was safe and always on time.
Would definitely use them on my next trip.